The NWCU has this week released details of the 2016 Warriors' Academy squad with 17 names listed in total; albeit 5 of the players involved are currently studying at University.
Ardmore have three players included, with siblings Conor and Ryan Brolly joined by batsman, Peter Harrigan. Dylan Waterstone and David Murdock from Brigade are also in as are Eglinton duo Jamie Millar and Andy Pierce, while Bready have a couple as well in Conor Olphert and Mattie Barr.
There are six Championship players named too- Aaron Heywood and Luke Hayes from Fox Lodge, Mark Pollock and Ross McCay from neighbouring Burndennett as well as St Johnston's Nathan Cole and Stephen Kennedy from Ballyspallen.
Another Jamie Millar- the Drummond one- also made the cut as did Aaron McDermott of Strabane.
The squad is being managed by John Semple and will work alongside the senior Warriors side for initial indoor sessions.
Confirming details, Warriors Administrator, Trevor Hamilton, said that "while John is currently being assisted by Mark Olphert, he will look to bring in other specialist coaches as the programme develops."
"The Academy already have a game confirmed against UUJ this summer and we envisage members of the squad being involved in the matches scheduled against the British Police Force who will be touring during the season".
"In the lead up to the new campaign, should any club happen to be on the look out for friendlies, the Academy squad and management would welcome the opportunity to provide match practice".
Anyone looking to take advantage of the offer can contact Trevor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full Academy squad is-
Locally based players:
- Matthew Barr (Bready)
- Nathan Cole (St Johnston)
- Dylan Waterstone (Brigade)
- Aaron Heywood (Fox Lodge)
- Luke Hayes (Fox Lodge)
- Aaron McDermott (Strabane)
- Peter Harrigan (Ardmore)
- Conor Brolly (Ardmore)
- Ryan Brolly (Ardmore)
- Mark Pollock (Burndennett)
- Ross McCay (Burndennett)
- David Murdock (Brigade)
University based players:
- Conor Olphert (Bready)
- Jamie Millar (Drummond)
- Jamie P Millar (Eglinton)
- Stephen Kennedy (Ballyspallen)
- Andrew Pierce (Eglinton)